weekend edition – @skopemag news for june 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am est

Lee Burridge & Lost Desert Announce New Album ‘Melt’

Today, global house music icon Lee Burridge and Belgian studio impresario Lost Desert have announced their debut collaborative album, Melt, set for release July 19 on All Day I Dream. The album will act as Lee’s first complete body of work, fusing his history of entrancing dancefloors around the world with the production know-all that has made Lost Desert one of melodic house’s most expressive characters.

BABYBIRD – new single ‘Cave In’

Arriving just months after the critically acclaimed ‘Happy Stupid Nothing’ compilation, ‘Photosynthesis’ is something very different. Although many people weren’t aware he was even still making music, throughout this decade Stephen Jones has been quietly building himself a reputation as one of the music world’s most prolific artists. Here are ten tracks, all self-recorded in recent years.

The Hajj “Where Are You”

THE HAJJ, originally from Cyprus the island, we are a two piece (guitar and drums) psychedelic punk eastern punk/rock band currently based in Anaheim.


“In the old days, a kleptocrat was a type of politician, rather than the standard, as it is now,” notes band mastermind and bassist, Danilo Randjic-Coleman. “It felt like our Kleptokracy consisted of taking inspiration from all these different influences and putting them into our own musical stew.”

New Music. Mark Temple debut solo album ‘Heads I Win’

Mark is based in Sydney Australia and was a founding member of The Hummingbirds pop band. The Hummingbirds reformed recently to play an Australian festival show, live radio broadcasts and sporadic sell out shows in Sydney. Alvvays play a Hummingbirds cover and Mark guested with the young Canadian hipsters at a recent Sydney show.


GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes and GRAMMY nominated Cuban born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Camila Cabello reunite for their fiery new single, “Señorita,” today via Island Records. Get it here! The song was written by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello alongside Andrew Watt, Benny Blanco, Ali Tamposi, Charli XCX, Jack Patterson, and Cashmere Cat. “Señorita” was produced by Andrew Watt & Benny Blanco, with additional production by Cashmere Cat.

The Legends “Sun In My Eyes”

Swedish mastermind Johan Angergård (aka The Legends) returns with a chilled out and soulful electronic pop gem featuring national star Pernilla Andersson on lead vocals. Out via Golden Islands today.

VACANT IMAGE New Single ‘Penny’ – Out Today!

Australian alternative rock group Vacant Image have released a new single from their forthcoming album Sister Anxiety due for release via Sliptrick Records on July 16th. Here’s the band brief and typically succinct description; “Penny is 3rd track on the album Sister Anxietyby Vacant Image. Penny for your thoughts? This track will send you into a dreamy universe with nothing but you and your thoughts.”

Universal Denmark: Elias Boussnina releases new single ‘ Closer’

Elias Boussnina shares ‘Closer’ via Universal Music Denmark on June 21st, the follow-up single to his acclaimed 7-track debut EP ‘Shameboy’, released in February 2019.

Moon Willis delivers mind-bending video for ‘I Like The Way’

Oddchild producer Moon Willis and London-based singer-songwriter Etta Bond have unveiled the infectious animated video for latest single ‘I Like The Way’.

NEW SINGLE – Rowen Reecks Shares ‘Someone’ Ft Alamo, Out Today Via Ministry Of Sound

Dutch DJ Rowen Reecks releases his incredibly infectious club single ‘Someone’, out today via Ministry of Sound.

Dom Dolla unveils official video for ‘Take It’

Filled with mesmerizing kaleidoscopic visuals and comedic moments, this sinister psychedelic video features a girl who wakes up with a hangover to find a miniature man dancing all around her bedroom. The girl then crawls under her bed where she sees flashbacks of herself from the night before.

Music: Amahla Explores The Masquerade of Social Media in Powerful Version of River

“The song pieces together the truth of Amahla’s life through fragmented memories, brought to life with help from Amahla’s detailed and diligent songwriting.” – Complex


Today sees PMR-signed songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis release ‘Dawn’, the third and final chapter of his three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn via PMR/Virgin. SG Lewis will also play his biggest headline show to date at O2 Academy Brixton on February 1st 2020 and a prime slot on The Glade at Glastonbury, as well as a huge US tour through September and October this year.

Andrew Combs shares soulful new single ‘Stars Of Longing’

An insightful, questioning gem, ‘Stars Of Longing’ opens the album with a snare drum cracking like a gunshot, before launching into a flowing blend of fuzzy guitar lines and reverb-drenched vocals. The track is accompanied by a captivating and touching video which premiered with FLOOD Magazine, who described it as “a shimmering slab of groovy psychedelic soul… a promising precursor to what’s to come”.

The Bloody Beetroots release anticipated Heavy EP

The Bloody Beetroots has released highly anticipated HEAVY EP, his first major project under his moniker in almost two years. As the follow-up to his 2017 album The Great Electronic Swindle, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo unplugs the rock amps and heads back to the dance floor as he revisits his classic electro style. The five-track EP includes collaborations with next-generation artists like Ephwurd and Dr. Fresch, in addition to three raucous solo tracks.

Brighton’s latest post-punk exports Youth Sector explode onto the scene

Brighton’s latest post-punk exports Youth Sector explode onto the scene with swashbuckling new release Renting Spaces In My World, out June 21st.

Offering up a unique blend of drawling vocal melodies sashaying above sharp, crooked guitars, the quintet incorporate the influences of Talking Heads, Devo and Preoccupations with howling ’80s-esque synths and angry driving bass lines to create a thrilling indie anthem bursting with tenacity.

The Game Shares New Song “West Side”

Compton rapper The Game returns with the release of his new song called “West Side.” The haunting head nodding track is produced by Wallis Lane, Big Duke and Prince while The Game delivers bravado lyrics on the West Coast anthem. “West Side” is the first release from The Game’s forthcoming ninth studio album Born 2 Rap to be released via Entertainment One/Prolific/ 5th Amendment Entertainment.

“‘West Side’ is the street single off my FINAL ALBUM!!! I put everything I had into #Born2Rap….my TRUE FANS deserve this CLASSIC!!!,” says The Game.

OWC Partners with GRAMMY-Nominated Music Producer to Promote ‘OWC Morgan Page Quick Tips’

OWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and quite possibly the world’s most respected creator of hard drives, SSDs, PC & Mac docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today announced it has partnered with highly acclaimed DJ, music producer and technical guru Morgan Page to develop and promote its new ‘OWC Morgan Page Quick Tips’ program. The program combines Page’s audio, computing and storage wizardry with his affinity for OWC’s high-end, professional-grade storage and connectivity solutions for the benefit of professional DJs, music producers, architects, graphic designers and other professional content creators.

Gaffa Tape Sandy launch punishing new cut ‘So Dry’

Riotous garage rockers Gaffa Tape Sandy continue their relentless punk assault with punishing new cut So Dry, the second track lifted from sophomore EP Family Mammal, out 9th August via acclaimed indie label Alcopop! Records.

Spearheaded by rampageous EP lead single Headlights earlier in the spring, the Bury St. Edmunds outfit are already turning heads with their eclectic brand of high-octane rock ‘n’ roll, leaning heavily on the unique dual vocals of Kim Jarvis and Catherine Lindley-Neilson and attracting widespread acclaim (NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork) in the process.